Weekend Binge: Like Annabelle/Conjuring? You're going to love these 5 terrifying horror movies

India, Aug. 20 -- Every week, we will curate a collection of titles - movies, TV, general miscellanea - for you to watch (and in some cases, read, or listen to), in a series we call Weekend Binge. The selection will be based on a theme which binds the picks - which could be extremely blunt in certain instances, or confusingly abstract in some. No rules apply, other than the end goal being getting some great entertainment to watch.

While the idea... Read More

Heel or heal? Donald Trump mocked on Twitter for typo-filled tweets

India, Aug. 20 -- Not once, but twice US President Donald Trump managed to put his foot (heel and all) in his mouth on Twitter in a single day, for a single tweet.

After his infamous 'covfefe' mishap, the president once again left his followers amused by tweeting about the protests in Boston on Saturday and misspelling the word 'heal' as 'heel' in four tweets.

Misspellings, and deletions, have been common for Trump on Twitter.

Earlier in May, ... Read More


NEW DELHI, Aug. 20 -- We perceive encephalitis as a disease of the poor and, more especially, their children and, consequently, our response is one of callous unconcern. It occurs in distant Gorakhpur, which is not just far away but, virtually, another country. How many even know where it is?

Yet the truth is encephalitis can happen to anyone, of any age and anywhere in the world. Nisha, my wife, was 33 when she succumbed in London. The only co... Read More

A new Dalit revolution is brewing in Telangana

India, Aug. 20 -- When Botla Karthik, a Dalit youth from Mulug village of newly-formed Jayashankar Bhupalpalli district, got an Aadhar card for his two-year old daughter early this month, it generated a lot curiosity. Her name on the card read: Botla Abhaya Swaero.

The suffix "Swaero" in the girl's name might appear surprising, but it has now become a buzz word among the Dalit communities in the Telangana that has given them a new identity. Inst... Read More

Doctors, hospitals in Meerut rise to occasion to save the injured in Utkal Express train derailment

India, Aug. 20 -- Soon after Utkal Express derailed on tracks near Khatauli, doctors and hospitals in Meerut sprung into action on Saturday to ensure treatment to the injured.

"We at once sounded high alert and directed all the government hospitals to keep their emergency wards and critical units prepared for the injured train passengers," said Dr Raj Kumar, chief medical officer (CMO), Meerut district.

Hospital administrations also ensured tha... Read More

Dengue: what you should know

New Delhi, Aug. 20 -- Dengue, a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, causes about 50 to 100 million infections per year worldwide. According to the statistics by the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, India has recorded over 33, 964 cases of dengue in 2017 so far.

"Dengue is transmitted by a mosquito called Aedesaegypti. Only the female Aedes mosquito bites humans. Over the years, this mosquito has adapted to its surroundings a... Read More

Eye test may predict Alzheimer's risk 20 years before symptoms emerge

Washington D.C., Aug. 20 -- Good news! Now an eye test can predict Alzheimer's disease two decades prior to symptoms emergence, claims a new study.

Comparing their results to brain scans, the eye test was just as successful at spotting those with twice the amount of plaque build-up in their brains.

According to experts this is the first sign of a cost-effective and non-invasive test.

Study's senior lead author Dr Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui from Ceda... Read More

Doctors straighten teen's curved spine

Lucknow, Aug. 20 -- Walking upright was the dream of this 14-year-old girl for the past few years. Suffering from scoliosis - a disorder that bends the spine - she had been struggling to perform simple daily chores.

On Saturday afternoon, her dream came true as she walked out of the Healthcity Trauma Centre and Superspeciality Hospital (HTCSH).

In scoliosis, the spine gets bent, either to the right or to the left, making it difficult to carry o... Read More


Lucknow, Aug. 20 -- A 36-year-old woman died of swine flu while 90 others tested positive on Saturday. She was admitted to KGMU since August 16 and was being shifted to some other hospital when she died. Out of the total number of 783 patients in Lucknow, 489 got treated at hospitals and 248 at home. At present, 38 are admitted in hospitals. Out of the 262 patients who tested positive for swine flu (33.46%) are children between 3 and 18 years. In... Read More

Gorakhpur deaths: Not fixing public healthcare immediately will have serious consequences for India's economic ambitions

India, Aug. 20 -- The recent tragic and unacceptable deaths of children in the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur has angered many across the country. In part, what further inflamed the popular mood was the inability of the governments - both at the Centre and in the State - to grasp the difference between natural deaths and those caused by negligence. Instead of showing remorse and quickly acting to sort out issues of blame and matters of medical ... Read More